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Member since Feb 2008 • Last active Sep 2021

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    In the extraordinarily unlikely even that anyone needs a rain cover for the bassinet version, I have one practically new - purchased in error but used a few times before I realised that my baby-addled brain had bought the wrong one.

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    I've got a Condor Tempo f+f that I'm looking to shift. Can probably add in a few other bits apart from wheels too.

    58cm frame, with a TT of 57cm (horizontal equivalent).

    I'm 6'3" and it suits me very well. I had a Condor Pista before this in the same size, and was fitted for it in the shop.

    I'll dig out a photo if you are interested?

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    Not the first to suggest this...

    First Slough

    Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough!
    It isn't fit for humans now,
    There isn't grass to graze a cow.
    Swarm over, Death!
    Come, bombs and blow to smithereens
    Those air -conditioned, bright canteens,
    Tinned fruit, tinned meat, tinned milk, tinned beans,
    Tinned minds, tinned breath.

    Mess up the mess they call a town-
    A house for ninety-seven down
    And once a week a half a crown
    For twenty years.

    And get that man with double chin
    Who'll always cheat and always win,
    Who washes his repulsive skin
    In women's tears:

    And smash his desk of polished oak
    And smash his hands so used to stroke
    And stop his boring dirty joke
    And make him yell.

    But spare the bald young clerks who add
    The profits of the stinking cad;
    It's not their fault that they are mad,
    They've tasted Hell.

    It's not their fault they do not know
    The birdsong from the radio,
    It's not their fault they often go
    To Maidenhead

    And talk of sport and makes of cars
    In various bogus-Tudor bars
    And daren't look up and see the stars
    But belch instead.

    In labour-saving homes, with care
    Their wives frizz out peroxide hair
    And dry it in synthetic air
    And paint their nails.

    Come, friendly bombs and fall on Slough
    To get it ready for the plough.
    The cabbages are coming now;
    The earth exhales.

    (John Betjeman)

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    Tasty. That said, while I dearly love my HFM, if I was spending that much on a watch I'd like something other than comic sans for the numerals.

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    I'd pop one of these on it and call it a day:

    Thanks for posting this. I've been looking for something similar for a while. I bought it shortly after, then got a call from WO saying they noticed my delivery address is in the same town as them (Aberystwyth), and offering to drop it round directly. From reading your post to the hand-delivered parcel arriving was about 3 hours!

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    No worries. Good luck with your search!

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    Not exactly what you're looking for but sort-of similar, I have a 58cm Condor Tempo that I need to sell. Suits me well at 6'3".

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    Any recommendations for getting a dial change? I love my Hamilton Field Mechanical in every way apart from the dial (not least the comic-sans-alike typeface). Seeing all the Seiko mods got me thinking that switching out a dial can't be that difficult to arrange. Absolutely no intention of doing it myself, but I assume there must be some people out there that offer this service?

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    I loved the NATO that came with my Hamilton FM so much that I've since bought two more from them for other watches. Obscenely priced at £45 each but I've never found a NATO elsewhere that is as comfortable or well made (or looks as good). The black / Orange is perfect for my Squale.
    I'm sure the ones you get with a new Omega / whatever are good but a bit above my pay grade...

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    Having a six bed house in Wales rewired now. Coming in circa £5.5K to £6K. Probably not far off what a London 4 bed would cost!